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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Justice League – The Villain's Journey | Comics

Heroes face tragedy and are reborn. Villains too can take this journey and cause the downfall of Justice League!

Five years after the formation of their team, Justice League is now considered as a trusted band of super-heroes among the people of Earth. They have helped Colonel Steve Trevor of A.R.G.U.S. and his soldiers fight a "Spore" infection caused by Dr. Samuel Street. A street-level vigilante hero just like Batman from Seattle without any superpowers named Green Arrow, assisted them on several occasion to become a member of the team only to get refused eventually but later is recruited by Trevor for Justice League of America.

In the mean time, writer David Graves, who named the team as Justice League in the first place and chronicles their adventures in a book, swears revenge on the heroes, claiming to lose his family in a disease during an invasion by Darkseid on Earth previously and blames them all for his loss. So, he deems that he was wrong about these superheroes and decides to use their liaison Steve Trevor as a weapon against them. Graves apparently have been diagnosed with cancer a while ago but mysteriously alive by some unknown means.

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Justice League – The Villain's Journey | Comics

During a sudden break-out at Arkham Asylum, it is discovered that someone is secretly kidnapping and torturing former enemies of Justice League to gather vital information on them. Batman, Cyborg and Superman apprehends The Key during this outbreak. The Flash and Green Lantern tries to interrogate a villain named Weapons Master for information but then Wonder Woman had to step in and use her Lasso of Truth on him. He reveals that the person who drove The Key mad is now looking for ways to hurt the League.

Being Wonder Woman's claimed lover and his connection with Justice League got Steve Trevor kidnapped and brutally tortured by Graves. Trevor finally forced to give up when the villain threatened to hurt his family if he doesn't comply. Back in Watchtower, The Dark Knight assembled Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman and Diana to assess the current situation of their enemies getting targeted by some mysterious persona, who now knows more about them than they do about themselves.

Soon, Graves launches an attack on Justice League in their very own satellite base with his newly gained mystical powers and all of the League members were unable to repeal Graves' attack but entire group is pinned down even after giving their best efforts of opposing him. Afterwards, Diana punched Hal Jordan in a fit of rage and then she knocked out Man of Steel before Cyborg teleports them all far from there. Members of the League try to unite once again but finally left as broken pieces following the villains attack.

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The League In Conflict

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"The Villain's Journey" is the second storyline by creative duo of writer Geoff Johns (Flash – Rebirth, Green Lantern – Rebirth) and artist Jim Lee (Batman – Hush, Superman – For Tomorrow) after their first successful take on "Justice League – Origin" arc, a six-part story depicting a re-invented tale of origin for DC Comics superheroes in a newly rebooted continuity of The New 52. The first two issues from the book is drawn by artists Carlos D'Anda (Batman – Arkham City, JLA – Kid Amazo) and Gene Ha. The story ran from issue #07-12 from second ongoing volume of Justice League monthly comic-book series.

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Belly of The Beast

Despite being set five years into future after they founded the League, this story still offers glimpses of some important events that took place in between like skirmish with Court of Owls and an encouter with Martian Manhunter. All seven of the original members came back along with a brand-new super-villain David Graves. At the end of the crisis, everything is changed and a new status-quo is started for two of Justice League's most prominent members for more future endeavors. The epilogue indicates that the ongoing title will be a part of the upcoming crossover "Trinity War".
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Justice League – Origin | Comics

While investigate a recent extraterrestrial activity, Batman was chasing a Parademon on rooftops of Gotham and GCPD also got into their tail by start shooting them both. After blinding the police helicopters with smoke bombs, he tackles it down for interrogation but it got out and starts punching The Dark Knight on face. Green Lantern Hal Jordan came to the rescue as he was here to inquire about an unauthorized presence of a life-form from outer space and it escapes after destroying one of the choppers. Hal was surprised to know that Batman is a mere human who has no actual super powers.

GL rescues the copters using his constructs and then evade from the law-enforcers with Batman to follow the fleeing alien. Tracking down the mysterious creature, they discover a Father Box in a sewer and the Parademon explodes when Hal tried to go after it. Although they both are saved but his ring couldn't identify the object whereas Batman believes it to be an alien computer, so Jordan suggests that maybe the guy in Metropolis can help. Hopping on a jet construct, the heroes flew to the city of Superman.

As Bats and GL was flying over them, wide receiver Vic Stone scoring for his team a high school football game, whose father actually studies on super-humans. Upon reaching the city, they are immediately attacked by a suspicious Man of Steel at super-speed near a LexCorp building who initially thought them to be the enemy. Believing The Dark Knight is somehow connected to the mysterious Parademons, he charges at him demanding for answers but Hal returns for round-two only to make things worse that it already is.

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Justice League – Origin | Comics

Being constantly slammed at by an enraged Kryptonian, he calls his friend Barry Allen from Central City for help. To get Superman out of their hair, The Flash arrived at the scene and knocked him over. Pointing out that, there is a misunderstanding between them, he was avoiding blows from Supes but then got hit by him eventually. Batman steps in to intervene and talk all of them down. When military arrives, they all flee through sewer system and head to an abandoned printing press for discuss their situation.

At S.T.A.R. Labs, Victor goes to see his father Silas Stone studying a Father Box, which suddenly opens a Boom Tube, pouring Parademons in and blasting Victor apart. At the same time, another Boom Tube opens at and all four of these heroes got engaged with a large fleet of those creatures. Flash informs that citizens are being abducted by those winged monsters from all over the world. Wonder Woman was visiting Washington D.C. with Colonel Steve Trevor, where she saw the invasion on news and took off to join the battle.

After being severely wounded by the explosion, Victor Stone was on the brink of death and then is transformed by his father Silas Stone, who injected nanites into his son and applied Promethean skin graft as a last resort to save his life and he become Cyborg. He came online soon with streams of data buzzing through his ears and he starts hearing crazy noises, which overwhelmed him. Seeing his new grotesque appearance, he freaked out on his dad and then ran out of the facility.

Batman, Flash and Green Lantern were having a tough time halting the monsters but Superman was sweeping them off like dusts. Shortly, Diana plunges into the battlefield to join the heroes before Aquaman came out of ocean seeking the leader of this group. He brought a Parademon with him that he found planting a Father Box underwater. Friction arises regarding leadership among the assembled warriors when a Boom Tube opens and to everyone's shock, the evil god Darkseid of planet Apokolips sets foot on Earth.

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Enter, God of Apokolips

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In the aftermath of the major universe changing and reality altering "Flashpoint" crossover event, a new chronological run began which is the timeline of Prime Earth and is known as The New 52. A rebooted tale of how one of the greatest super-hero team in history was formed in the new universe is focused on "Justice League – Origin". The story is plotted by writer Geoff Johns (Flash – Rebirth, Green Lantern – Rebirth) and artist extraordinaire Jim Lee (Batman – Hush, Superman – For Tomorrow), published by DC Comics in 2011, which collected the first six issues of Justice League second monthly ongoing series.

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Kneel Before Darkseid

Siding from the age-old established tale of forming the League on the first place, this plot takes a different dig at things and introduces the threat of Darkseid on a very early stage. This is most probably because, DC wanted to keep par with their current cinematic lineup from DC Extended Universe with their comic-book stories for the benefit of a new-age audience. A direct-to-video animated film titled "Justice League: War" was released on 2014, that has loosely adapted the storyline of this book. The arc is followed by "The Villain's Journey" by the same creator duo and their run ends with the second story.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Justice League – New 52 | Comics

It took an invasion of the extraterrestrial Parademons from the planet Apokolips on Earth on behalf of their master Darkseid to unite the World's greatest super-heroes to come together and form an uneasy alliance to defend Earth, which they successfully did in the end and effectively put a stop to the invasion. As the battle was a success, they banded together to work as a team to protect mankind and serve justice, thus forming the Justice League.

The initial roster of the team consists of Aquaman, Batman, Victor Stone as Cyborg, Hal Jordan as Green Lantern, Superman, Barry Allen as The Flash and Wonder Woman. Other members like Aquaman's wife Queen Mera, Atom, Deadman, Element Woman, Firestorm, Green Arrow, Hawkman and Lady Luck also joined occasionally as additional members in the League. The Justice League exists alongside two other superhero teams, Justice League Dark and Justice League International, both of whom operate separately with their own mission.

When there is a world-ending crisis, the League is there to respond to it immediately. The members of the League are individually operational to their own heroic duty or vigilantism in the base of their operations. Apart from taking on major super-villains like Amazo, Felix Faust or even the Crime Syndicate of Earth-3, they engage to other threats like Court of the Owls from Gotham and solo villains of the fellow team members when needed.

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Justice League – New 52 | Comics

Green Lantern ran into Batman as they both were investigating missing person case and encountered a Parademon from Apokolips. Retrieving a Father Box from the creature, they two heads to Metropolis thinking Superman may know something about it but in the confusion of their confrontation, it turned into a fight where both Hal Jordan and Batman was saved for the timely intervention of Flash. Sorting out their own differences, the four of them plan ahead to approach the situation and their Father Box opened a Boom Tube.

An assault of Parademons on S.T.A.R. Labs left high school athlete Victor Stone in a dying state who became Cyborg after his father attempts to save his life with nanites and Father Box technology. Soon, the Amazon Princess Wonder Woman and an undersea monarch Aquaman joined the fight and turned the tide of the entire battle. Finally, the dreaded Dark-God of Apokolips; Darkseid arrives on Earth looking for the Anti-Life Equation and the heroes fight with their lives to halt his advances.

The Villain's Journey
In the causality of "Apokolips War", David Graves lost his family and later becomes the author of the book "Justice League: Gods among Men". When he is diagnosed with cancer, he decides that he should get revenge on the Justice League and kidnaps Steve Trevor to get to them. By either torturing or interrogating, Grave learns about them from all of their enemies. As the League members were in on their satellite headquarters, he attacked them in their turf and defeated them all.

Using the ghosts of their loved ones, Graves easily outmatched heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman. They eventually see through Grave's deception and manages to defeat them with their combined effort. At the end of the conflict, Superman and Wonder Woman relate to the fact that how alone they really are in this world and how much they are alike. With that they share a passionate kiss and become the "Power Couple" of the world.

Trinity War
Believing Superman to be the purest of hearts, Pandora approaches him to help her open Pandora's Box but it seemingly corrupts him. In an attempt to stop Shazam from entering the borders of Kahndaq, Superman gets into a brawl with him. When he apparently kills Dr. Light, he surrenders himself to the custody of A.R.G.U.S. Wonder Woman seeks help from Justice League Dark to uncover the secrets of the box. While everyone was busy fighting everyone else, The Outsider takes chance of it and puts his mysterious plan in action.

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Turns out that The Outsider was actually the Alfred Pennyworth of Earth 3, who was working with the Secret Society of Super-Villains to make passage into the Prime Earth for the Crime Syndicate, so that they can take over this world. With Justice League trapped inside the Firestorm Matrix, Batman and Catwoman bring the remains of Victor Stone to S.T.A.R. Labs. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor assembles B-Zero, Black Adam, Black Manta, Captain Cold, Deathstroke and Sinestro to form his very own Injustice League to save the day!

Darkseid War
An enigmatic explorer of New Genesis, Metron is a New God who approaches Anti-Monitor on Earth 3 to stop him from going to war with Darkseid. The latter then introduces him to Darkseid's daughter Grail, with whom he will bring the end of New Gods. Sending his Fury Lashina and the assassin Kanto to find the mother of his daughter, Darkseid awaits in his throne room. After a failed attempt of facing him, Mister Miracle barely escapes doom via Mother Box and end up meeting Myrina Black; former Amazon and mother of Darkseid's daughter.

Using Flash as a dimensional portal, Grail stepped foot on Earth and nearly decimated the entire League. Wonder Woman was able to stand up to her for a while but she also fell. Then she summoned Anti-Monitor and Metron arrives to teleport the Justice League away from them. While Lex Luthor and Superman went to Apokolips, Darkseid sent his general Steppenwolf and Kalibak to face the Anti-God. The Dark God finally steps head in against the Anti-God for one final confrontation.

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Justice League of Prime Earth

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Following the conclusion of the 'Flashpoint' event in 2011, all DC Comics ongoing titles were cancelled and re-launched from issue #01 for a new fresh start-up point with a new beginning line and DC's continuity was rebooted again into The New 52, like it did after Crisis on Infinite Earths. Justice League of America monthly series was re-launched as the second volume of Justice League, written by Geoff Johns (Flash – Rebirth, Green Lantern – Rebirth) and drawn by Jim Lee (Divine Right, Superman Unchained) and was the first of the new titles released, coming out the same day as the final issue of Flashpoint.

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The Fight for Justice

The ongoing title debuted in a high note with provided great artwork by Jim Lee and it was way too extra-ordinary! After the first 12 issues, Jim Lee is succeeded by fellow artists Doug Mahnke (Batman – The Man Who Laughs, Black Adam – The Dark Age), Francis Manapul (Legion of Superheroes, Witchblade), Ivan Reis (Infinite Crisis, Sinestro Corps War) and Jason Fabok (Detective Comics – Emperor Penguin, Detective Comics – Gothtopia), who continued their work on notable storylines later like Throne of Atlantis, The Grid, Trinity WarForever EvilForever Heroes, Injustice League and Darkseid War. Also the "Justice League – Origin" story arc was adapted into a direct-to-video format animated superhero film titled Justice League: War in 2014.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Darkseid – New 52 | Comics

There was a time when immortal Old Gods existed; who craved for prayers of mere mortals yet had no care for them. Uxas was a mud grubber, who opposed this idea and eventually made them go on a war against each other by planting hate among them. When the Old Gods were dying, Uxas stole their power and become Darkseid.

His brother Izaya, too, was bestowed with same power by a dying Old God as a gift for his obedience, becoming a New God, Highfather. Izaya plead to Darkseid for restoring peace but the latter destroyed the world and Apokolips was born. His firstborn Kalibak became a brute warrior, Orion is traded by Highfather's son Mister Miracle from New Genesis and his daughter Grail was secretly raised by her mother, an Amazon named Myrina Black.

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Darkseid – New 52 | Comics

As Darkseid build an empire under his strict rules, Kaiyo, The Chaos Bringer defied him and ran, leading him to chase her to worlds after worlds. When he witnessed the superior might of Kal-El from Earth 2, an overzealous Darkseid laid waste to it (World's End). When he stepped on Prime Earth, he led an invading army only to be opposed by Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman; members of Justice League and sent back to Apokopils.

When his long-lost daughter Grail brings a powerful ancient being named Mobius AKA Anti-Monitor on Earth, he sent his general Steppenwolf and son Kalibak to confront them. Darkseid then showed up in a battle against Anti-Monitor in a losing battle and paid with his life.

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Master of Omega Sanction

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A fictional antagonistic character that was originally created by comic-book creator Jack Kirby (Captain America, Fourth World) for the New Earth continuity and later, in the aftermath of "Flashpoint", Darkseid was re-invented for The New 52. Writer Geoff Johns (Blackest Night, Brightest Day) and artist Jim Lee (Batman – Hush, Superman – For Tomorrow) brought him to DC Comics' rebooted timeline of Prime Earth, in issue #3 of second monthly ongoing volume of Justice League (Justice League – Origin).

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Dark God of Apokolips

Darkseid's debuting storyline on The New 52 was later adapted into a direct-to-video titled Justice League – War (2014) from from DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Though, this version of the character was a bit over powerful than his original counterpart, he met his end during "Darkseid War".
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